• The Lost Spells
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The Lost Spells

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry, Children's, New & Recommended, Activity & Reference, Poetry & Anthologies, Fairy Tale & Gift Books
Hardback Published on: 01/10/2020
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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Children's Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2021 The unmissable sequel to bestselling, award-winning, multi-adaptation hit The Lost Words. Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but intriguingly new in form, pocket-sized gem The Lost Spells introduces another beautiful set of spell-poems and artwork by formidable creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. As in The Lost Words, these "spells" take their subjects from relatively commonplace, and yet underappreciated, animals, birds, trees and flowers -- from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw. But they break out of the triptych format of The Lost Words, finding new shapes, new spaces and new voices with which to conjure. Written to be read aloud, painted in brushstrokes that call to the forest, field, riverbank and also to the heart, The Lost Spells summons back what is often lost from sight and care, and inspires protection and action on behalf of the natural world. Above all, it celebrates a sense of wonder, bearing witness to nature's power to amaze, console and bring joy.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241444641
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 180 x 132 x 26 mm

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The Lost Spells
Stunning
Lovely book for children and adults to read over again and again. The pictures are stunning. The perfect coffee table book! Thank netgalley
Julie G
The Lost Spells
exceptional
The beauty of this book in both words and illustrations is exceptional! This will be a superb Christmas gift for young and old! Highly recommended to view ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Lost Spells
Absolutely Exquisite
It is impossible to overstate how utterly beautiful this book is. Every single page is breathtakingly illustrated alongside the most eloquent writing. A b... READ MORE
T Edwards
The Lost Spells
A Great Companion to The Lost Words
I'm a big fan of both Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. Their previous collaboration for children, The Lost Words, is a book I have bought multiple time... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
The Lost Spells
Stunning!
If you've read The Lost Words then you should know what to expect from this follow-up collaboration from Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris. If you haven't ... READ MORE
novelshire
The Lost Spells
Great book
This is a great book with beautiful illustrations of nature and animals, which are accompanied by poetic spells, which together bring a dance of creativity... READ MORE
Catherine Craig
The Lost Spells
The perfect present
I can't praise this book enough. From the beautiful embellished cover, through the wonderful paintings and the magical words, everything about it is so sp... READ MORE
CATNIP
The Lost Spells
Beautiful!
A beautiful, beautiful book. The Lost Spells certainly cast a spell on me. Robert MacFarlane never fails to surprise me, each book getting better and bette... READ MORE
SueBookworm
The Lost Spells
A very beautiful thing
Many thanks to the author, publishers and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook. I am not going to labour any points about this book, other than to say it... READ MORE
Jane Pennington
The Lost Spells
Nature at it's best and most beautiful
What a gem of a book! I bought a copy for a friend but loved it so much when I began to read it that I had to order one for myself as I know I will go bac... READ MORE
Clare Beavins
The Lost Spells
Lovely book, slightly disappointing.
Reading the „Lost Words“ and enjoying it greatly, I bought this book.I thought it would have been better to print it in the same size as the“Lost Words“, ... READ MORE
Hannah Wauchope
The Lost Spells
The perfect gift
Beautiful words, beautiful illustrations. It’s what I call a dip in book. Keep it handy and just read it when you are having a quiet moment. The perfect gi... READ MORE
Mary  Griffiths
The Lost Spells
Jewel of a book
That was beautiful! I enjoyed the poetry, some very beautiful lines! Particularly liked the Silver birch lullaby at the end. The illustrations steal the ... READ MORE
Andrea Susu
The Lost Spells
Magical! That is all!!
I read the poems - spells! - aloud (as advised) and I can’t even tell you how much joy they brought!!! Gorgeous gorgeous. Excuse the pun, but these are spe... READ MORE
Sophie
The Lost Spells
Great gift for all
An exceptional book in both illustrations and words, displaying a love for our British wildlife. I purchased this book for my sister, who is in her late s... READ MORE
Maureen Banton